Nomna Academy… Say WHAT?

Four months ago I signed for an "UNLEASH my GENIUS" program with Lauren Dallas. I was skeptical, not sure what this genius I am signing up to unleash looks like. I didn't know what would come out of it. I just felt an urge to do it and had the money to pay for it. … Continue reading Nomna Academy… Say WHAT?

Context is everything – unlearning and relearning parameters

"I'm Done…" Undervaluing myselfDoubting myselfFeeling inadequateSeeking other's approvalBeing apologetic about who I amTrying to pleaseBeing too kind even when being taken advantage of.Nomna, Dec 2016 Today I had to remind myself the lessons I learnt in therapy and my "I'm Done... list" that followed this learning affirmation. But then again, context is everything. I have … Continue reading Context is everything – unlearning and relearning parameters

Heritage is my blood

On Heritage Day, 24 September 2018 I added a story to what was originally an Instagram image posted the day before my mother departed her earthly life in January 2017. The Instagram post was my way of commemorating the moment I was making peace with God because I knew that He is taking her angel … Continue reading Heritage is my blood

Mind my PMS

Right in the middle of all the fury, I remember, PMS. Yeah? It is so funny how idiotic one feels... When it rings a bell that, "yes, you may have been wronged Ncumisa, no need to take it all the way to town and back!" It's really not that baad... Say that to my hormones.... … Continue reading Mind my PMS


Its been 6 years….
Its time❤
#Lovezenwa is
My Heart Beat


It is 2013, and what better way to start off the new year on a fresh exciting note!!!

Okay, my only new year’s resolution, is to put a bit more time and effort into this space, and, please Lawd help me, find inspiration not in pain and heartache, but the everyday joys and pleasures.

One pleasure I indulge myself in every morning, that usually determines my attitude for the day ahead, is my outfit for the day. I should mention, I love shopping like all women, and unfortunately, sometimes you can only do so little shopping with a tight budget, so, creativity starts kicking in.

I will be documenting some of my inspirational “recycled” outfits now and again. Well, by recycled I don’t mean I will be showing you outfits made out of plastic and all sorts of recycled material, (I’m not that brave / daring), but rather how to…

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A candle loses nothing by lighting another

Someone I was talking to said this, "A candle loses nothing by lighting another". I chose to remember by posting a blog heading. But now I can't remember exactly who said it! I am hoping that, soon, one of these days, I can elaborate further on it. For now, let me go research this statement! … Continue reading A candle loses nothing by lighting another

Black Tax

Some say it's black tax. I call it Voluntary Social Investment  (VSI). I call it an investment into the future of black child. Into my own blood that runs through my veins. The same blood that contributed into making me who I am. The same blood that made my wildest dreams come true. Why is … Continue reading Black Tax

Heed this raw lesson,

Dagga brilliance I cannot help but feel compelled to jot down a word or two. Well, I think it would be cruel and irresponsible of me to not share this. We have just received free will to smoke our lungs out, get high with pleasure as we please. Some of us have been at it … Continue reading Heed this raw lesson,

My Investment

I choose to invest in my society. In this era of investing, the craze about share trading, financial wealth literacy etc. that has taken over the landscape, I realise how risk averse I am. Yes, risk is my middle name. I risk it all, all the time. But not this time. It is worrying me … Continue reading My Investment


I watched my mother build a school. Yes. I watched my mother build a school. I was 7 years old or so when it started and so badly wanted to go to this school. I could not though, I was already ahead in class. It started with her as the only teacher and a single … Continue reading Building

The Other Day,

I decided to stop living my life a paycheck away from being broke still thinking that all is well. I decided to be bold and be broke if that is my reality. I decided to live the way I please, if I am broke anyway I have nothing to lose. Yet I have so much … Continue reading The Other Day,

Contents of Contentment

A lot of times we list being content as being financially comfortable, or without challenges in life. And we spend so much time and do so many things trying to achieve this state of being. It is said to be the highest most profound moment of being where everything is just perfect!!! Sometimes, a rare … Continue reading Contents of Contentment

Lifetime Inspiration

today's inspiration,,, a festival of friends. March 29, 2010 at 7:53pm U can kiss ur family and friends goodbye and put miles between u, but at the same time u carry them with u in ur heart, ur mind, ur stomach, because u do not just live in a world but a world lives in … Continue reading Lifetime Inspiration

I live I love I testify.

December 15, 2009 at 10:39am I Live, I Love by Tumisang Ramasu I breathed, I hoped and I hurt Best and most important to me being that I hoped. I loved and got loved back, I didn’t see it, but I know it is there Well wrapped with grace it exists It is my favourite … Continue reading I live I love I testify.

love vs security

May 22, 2010 at 9:54am Broke ass And in love, U rock ma body u soothe my soul, Ur voice echoes in my ears my heart dances, The mention of ur name makes my womanhood flow juices The rhythm of ur walk gives rise to rhythms in my mind U speak to me and i … Continue reading love vs security


August 22, 2011 at 9:36pm Lately I find myself thinking the influence you have had and still have in my life. This has been triggered by the realisation that everytime I apply myself in daily activities and relationships in my life, I always think about you apply yourself in such situations. Subconsciously I adopt the … Continue reading Bibliography

Corporate Laden

The heading or topic was written 3 months ago or so. Days and nights and mealtimes and playtimes and drinking times were filled with work. If they ever existed at all. Tons of work, endless visits to anyone who can shed a light to what seemed like the most exciting mountain to climb yet taking … Continue reading Corporate Laden

Once upon a time

Once upon a time There was black and white Two distinct colours Two distinct lines Black this side White the other side Black was black, true to the core White alike, Then there was a movement They called it the rainbow New spectrum aglow Black Zulu, Xhosa South African Congolese White English German Lebanese Did … Continue reading Once upon a time


The gods adore her, adorned her with beauty Man sees her, ceases the opportunity Woman envies her, envisions her sways theirs I love her, move the heaven and earth for her. She was never made to be like all Harsh to the world she seems Sweet and tender she is inside Not fazed by the … Continue reading Adorned

To my son

If If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too: If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or … Continue reading To my son


I have been labelled as vain, self-centred, in love with myself etc. Maybe I am, don't blame me, I was born so, and my uncle knew it, before I could even speak, that I will be me, love me, talk about me, embrace me, against all odds. and he named me Nomna, No-Mna, Me, myself … Continue reading MeMeMe

The Nelson Mandela Bridge at night!!!!

Photo credit: © Sandisile Tshuma 2012 I have seen it, and I stumbled into this pic in one of the blogs I read now and again. And I really had to repost it. Jozi people, there is an iconic bridge, just as fabulous as the icon its been named after. you will find it when … Continue reading The Nelson Mandela Bridge at night!!!!

THEE Mini Country”Wo”Man Moment

Everyone that has conversations with me for more than 30 minutes eventually gets to know about that dream car of mine. Yes, the Mini CountryMan. It was love at first sight, upon stumbling into a pic purely out of utter coincidence. im not car crazy, have never been, so I never even bother with car … Continue reading THEE Mini Country”Wo”Man Moment


It is 2013, and what better way to start off the new year on a fresh exciting note!!! Okay, my only new year’s resolution, is to put a bit more time and effort into this space, and, please Lawd help me, find inspiration not in pain and heartache, but the everyday joys and pleasures. One … Continue reading Flash-fashion-forward!!!

Love will be forgotten

A year’s gone past today It’s still as vivid as exactly this day last year A lot has happened, I have healed, I haven’t forgotten I remember the pain with every man that tells me I love you I pray I forget of its existence Every look in the mirror I see it all over again … Continue reading Love will be forgotten

Chronicles of a super tall woman

I like him, he's cool. I wanna talk to him, pick his mind, talk about life. if only he can come closer, say hi, give me an awkward "strangers" hug. Poor guy eventually catches on and walks over then oh-ooh, I can see the top of his head!!!! Where are all the tall men out there? I wanna cuddle … Continue reading Chronicles of a super tall woman


Step-up A mantra I chant to myself every morning, day, evening and night. Step up to being a good mom, achieve your career goals, buy that house, pay off those debts, go to that girls’ night out, go home to be with family, go to that festival even if you’re alone. Step up and be … Continue reading Step-up


Please... Do not let me fall for you Do not creep into my heart Let's not get into the complicated stuff Can't we just have fun and leave it at that? My heart is recouping And you're doing a great job at curing it Let me not fall for you I dont know if you'll … Continue reading Rebound

My BBBEE status

I have discovered that the minute a man says they are self-employed; they instantly lose credibility to me. The first thing that rings in mind is that they are not stable financially, and could potentially be a burden. Unlike me and my employed fellows, most times they are never sure of when they will be … Continue reading My BBBEE status

The lowdown on ‘HAIR’piness

Morning blog I’m home on a Thursday evening watching my favourite TV program, America’s Next Top Model, one of the few that can make me turn down a night out in town with girlfriends, there are very few of those because I’m not a TV person, more of a pen and paper book crazy. And … Continue reading The lowdown on ‘HAIR’piness

I do, or do I?? the single 30 something dilemma

## 1 How likely is it that when one says they just want time to be with themselves and nurture that and not get into a relationship, ever just about that? And it’s not the fact that we might just be trying to find a way to cope with being on our own and maximise … Continue reading I do, or do I?? the single 30 something dilemma

“I don’t love you anymore”

The Moon is full todayAnd it's in Scorpio!Truths onlyI dared into my private blog roll and discovered ramblings of interesting read including this story, which I have kept in my treasure chest called WordPress for 8 years!Today we air the chest and clear the air!For we now know better, we are more confident, and we … Continue reading “I don’t love you anymore”

Cravings… of a different kind

Cravings Let’s talk about cravings. Women have been known to have the weirdest of cravings!! Its starts with PMS, just before that time of the month you find yourself craving all sorts of food you don’t normally think about during the month. When you fall pregnant, one of the first indicators and changes that a … Continue reading Cravings… of a different kind

Can we be friends?

First blog Well, this is meant to be more of an online journal where i get to express my thoughts, post all the things that make me tick and itsy bitsies that make life interesting. The idea of a blog was born when i was madly inlove with a certain somebody.Iit was just that, an … Continue reading Can we be friends?